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Old Jul 24, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Just Ordered a Tantrum!

I'm new to electric. This will be the first balsa model that I have built in a looooog time. Could anyone give me some advice?

Joe
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 11:40 AM
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Re: Just Ordered a Tantrum!

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I'm new to electric. This will be the first balsa model that I have built in a looooog time. Could anyone give me some advice?

Joe
Dont blink . Meaning that it builds very quickly. Just follow Doug's instructions and you cant go wrong.


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Old Jul 24, 2003, 11:53 AM
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Follow the manual and email me if you have any questions.

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 01:17 PM
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You definitely won't have any problems. All the kits from MM practically fall together.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 01:30 PM
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My best suggestion: Enjoy!

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 02:26 PM
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Just keep in mind that this plane is designed light so handle it gently until you get it covered.

The assembly instructions are absolutely first rate and I doubt you'll be needing any help...but it's good to know that if you do get stuck, just apply a drop or two of debonder or acetone

Really though, just chime back in here if you have any questions. You'll get an answer in short order.

And like Martin said, enjoy!

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 04:48 PM
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You guys are so cool! Thanks Doug! I am feeling very excited about this. I got 2 giant scale planes to get off the bench first. I think before the weekend. Can anyone give me some recommendations on servos and brushless motor? I'd like to use the 3xLiPoly packs. Which one is the better right now? I hear the brand thunder tiger? Is the razor 400 the motor to get? I'd like to use something that will really kick it out. Astro is here in town and they might be better for me. Would the 010 be good or the 020 be better? I want to keep things light. Hmmm. Thanks again for you awesome responses!!

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 05:29 PM
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Rz-350 in a GWS C box and 11x4.7 prop and 3s1p thunder power li-polys. Tons of power and duration and super lightweight.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 06:15 PM
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I just ordered mine today as well. I was wondering about the motor mount config. Is it a wood spar like the GWS planes, or is it something more open for other gearboxes??

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 06:21 PM
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If you can wait until Monday, I can give you some feedback and flight report on the new Himaxx Bl motors. They are supposed to be comparable to Hacker B20's. However at half the price ($79.00)

Racer: It is a Laser cut stick mount***
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 06:26 PM
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Here's my Tantrum.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 06:43 PM
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The himaxx looks cool. Who is the distrubutor? Tram, tell your plane to get outta that tree!~)
What servos? 55s?

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 06:57 PM
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I am using Pico BB's in mine..
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 07:19 PM
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The himaxx looks cool. Who is the distrubutor? Tram, tell your plane to get outta that tree!~)
What servos? 55s?

Joe
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Thanks for the linkage Atlantae!

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